Heart Ornament

November 20, 2012 by 18 Comments

Pinterest and Blogworld are so inspiring!  Everyone is so creative, lots of eye candy out there. Recently I fell in love with a heart that was crafted from beads.  I had some beads on hand including jute and I thought, why not give it a try.  Let’s play with some beads!

My first project was so simple. I strung up some beads and created this fun embellishment for a candle I used in a centerpiece.

The next craft involved using a wire, beads and spray paint. First I strung the beads on some jute, then spray painted them white. After they completely dried I switched them over to a wire which I started bending into the shape of a heart.  After securing the beads on the wire I bent and shaped it a bit more, I found it to be easier to work with at that point.  Then I took a sanding pad and sanded the beads to reveal some of their natural look.

Here you see the finished product… it has a bit of a Scandinavian look to it.  My home is anything but Scandinavian,  I like too many styles out there …what ever speaks to my heart…that I like. Many times it’s a touch of this and a touch of that.  For now, I like this heart on my sideboard leaning against a white pitcher…or tied to the pitcher I should say.

That was fun!  I hope next time my grands will join me and teach me to become a better crafter!


Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch



18 Responses to “Heart Ornament”
  1. Ana Lopes says:

    So lovely!!! Love white decorations and the heart is so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I’d love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. Debbie says:

    Aw, that’s so sweet! And don’t underestimate your crafting talent Moni! You did great! I’m sure the grands are proud! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Teresa says:

    I love the small touches you add of styles you enjoy.
    The heart is precious, but then those simple beads made a difference in the simple candle.

    “The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty.

    -Jesse Bennett”

    So I guess that’s why you adopt several styles at your home. And all resulting in a charming and peaceful atmosphere.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Simplee Sue says:

    What a simple but elegant ornament. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  5. Simple. Elegant. Lovely.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  6. Chrissy says:

    This is so pretty. I love the white and how simple it is. Found you through a linky party and would love for you to stop by my blog if you get a chance. http://www.thetaylor-house.com

  7. Mel says:

    That really makes such a cute touch.

  8. I love how simple it is but also so cute!

  9. Courtney says:

    I love this- so sweet!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!

  10. Tamsyn says:

    I love white Scandi style ornaments and this one is just gorgeous!

  11. Mary Tompsett says:

    iLife your beaded heart,As I was first looking at it I thought withit being wired you could make this and turn the outer edges towards one another and use some wiring curled at the top and you have a beaded butterfly ! Always love your ideas though! Mary

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